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The Driftless Oaks: A History of Climate, Environment, and People from the Rings of Trees (via Zoom)

March 3 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Please join Dr. Evan Larson and Dr. Chris Underwood as they share stories, photographs, and scientific results from a decade of tree-ring research conducted in collaboration with their students at UW-Platteville and at sites across the Driftless Area. The primary focus of the talk will be the Driftless Oaks project, a 7-year effort that recently culminated in the publication of a 303-year reconstruction of drought for southwest Wisconsin, with additional highlights from recent work developing multiple eastern red cedar tree-ring records that span the past seven centuries of climate and land use.

Wednesday, March 3, 7-8 p.m. CST. You will receive the zoom link on the morning of the event.

$10/person. Registration deadline is Tuesday, March 2 at 4 p.m.

Presenters: Evan Larson is a father, husband, teacher, scientist, and enthusiast of wild places, with 18 years of experience using tree rings to investigate past climate, disturbance, forest development, and invasive species impacts. As a Professor of Geography at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, Evan teaches courses that blur the lines between physical and cultural geography and celebrates the process of learning facilitated through undergraduate research.

Chris Underwood is a biogeographer and paleoecologist with interests in the distribution of forest communities, fire ecology, and global environmental change. He is an associate professor and department chair of geography at the University of Wisconsin at Platteville.


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March 3
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Eric Anglada

Sinsinawa Mound Center

585 County Road Z
Sinsinawa, WI 53824